Treasure Mounds

You will notice the dates on this are a couple of years old this is how long I have been working the land & documenting, not to mention the previous years of undocumented turmoil but see now we are getting to all the good stuff, my 10 year plan is coming to fruition.

The kids & I took advantage of the car getting new tyres & ball joints, we went to the library to use the wi-fi (couldn’t afford wi-fi at home), so Wil did school work & Laura did study, both of their schooling done by correspondence) I hit the computer running with my little list of what is & why & how to & what happens if. Two & a half hours later we’d hit burn out I had only scratched the surface of all the info I needed but none the less knowledge was achieved.

It’s the 13th of August in the year of our Lord 2015 & as you will see from the photos we have not had any significant rain still. Mum & I decide to get out & start raking berms. I had been out the day before & started moving rubbish piles, which now instead of seen as rubbish piles they are actually more like TREASURE MOUNDS this is what I will now refer to them as. I will need as much as I can to create berm, swale like holding areas. The preceding photos will be the largest sloped area of our property over time I have dropped potentially dangerous trees in such a way that they stop as much runoff as possible. Before we started on the berms some of these piles & logs had actually been swept off into the dam the force of water cascading down the hill so strong. it brings a tear to my eye the amount of top soil now in my dam boo hoo, well suck it up sunshine & get on with the job.


Yes it looks messy but keep tuned in wait til you see the results.

The original piles that I had to move had started to create soil & were really moist even though we hadn’t had rain for Quite some time, living proof this works.


Author: workinacresnothours

Land living for Living land. A woman armed with ancestral wisdom is an unstoppable force. Single Mum living the dream on 5 acres creating an oasis to share with friends and family. With very little money, no machinery it can be done, working in acres not hours. 10 years in the making; I have loved every minute through blood sweat and tears. There is much to celebrate on the way.

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